Wait For Me
(They Long To Be) Close To You
We begin this single with the piano heavy HOME, Rie fu’s voice is a little nasally, but I do love how she pronounces things correctly. The song starts out like a ballad, but then it turns into this nice pop song that is still heavily involved with the piano. It seems a little jazzy at times as well, so it’s a cool listen.
2. Wait For Me
Wait For Me is the ballad of the single and even though Rie sounds very nice here, the song just doesn’t speak to me. It’s kind of boring when you really look at it. It sounds live though which is surprising, but I don’t think it’s the case. So much for that right?
3. (They Long To Be) Close To You
A cover of The Carpenters’s biggest track also covered by Hikki as well. Rie fu’s version is more closer to the original and Rie fu sounds OMG good and her pretty voice really fit with the songs meaning. She has no problems with English at all, which is a little shocking to me since I just got into her. It’s definitly the best off the single.
Rie fu’s first single of the era was a little underwhelming. I mean when a cover is the best track off the single, then there’s something wrong. HOME and Wait For Me were alright, but ultimately forgettable, especially with the next single’s release.